BEND BEER CHASE

September 25th, 2021

BEND, OREGON

BEND BEER CHASE

We’re excited to announce that Bend Beer Chase will return in 2021 to a full in-person event! 

The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs. The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish at the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft.  With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery! Teams are encouraged to run/walk the Keg Leg, a 3-mile route through downtown Bend, where teams experience eight great local craft breweries.  Come join us at the Bend Beer Chase, and take the opportunity to spend the day outdoors enjoying the views, amazing craft brews, and getting in some exercise, all while being with friends!

Registration is now open! 

ONE DAY RELAY  *  55 MILES  *  12 LEGS  *  6 RUNNERS

BEND, OREGON

September 25, 2021

The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg). The course starts in Bend, travels to Redmond, and returns to finish in Bend, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. The relay starts at 10 Barrel on the east side of Bend and finishes with a beer festival hosted in downtown Bend on the beautiful grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum.  Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.

Once your team completes the relay portion of the race in downtown Bend, teams have the opportunity to participate in the Keg Leg, a 3 mile walk/run with stops at 8 breweries in downtown Bend.  The Keg Leg starts and finishes at the Deschutes Historical Museum after the completion of the Relay.  The Keg Leg is included with team relay registration and van drivers/ designated drivers and official team volunteers are welcome to participate with their team at no additional charge.  Other friends or family members can register separately for the Keg Leg. See more details below.  

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January 15, 2021

  • Registration for Bend Beer Chase 2021 Opens!

July 1, 2021

  • Teams that selected to “Hire-A-Volunteer” (HAV) – $125 volunteer donation payment is due.  Donation amount increases to $150 per volunteer if your check is not postmarked by July 1st.
  • All team members must be registered with T-Shirt sizes by July 1st in order to guarantee their T-Shirt size. Participants registered after July 1st will receive the closest size available if that size becomes unavailable.

August 15, 2021

  • Last day we will accept team name or division changes. Simply email info@cascaderelays.com with your changes.
  • Deadline to submit your team’s Projected Total Course Time. This info is used to set accurate start times.  To receive a start time, teams must provide a projected total course time and have at least 75% of their teammates registered in the database.

August 30, 2021

  • Hire-A-Volunteer (HAV) donation increases to $200.

September 3, 2021

  • Team Start Times and Volunteer Assignments posted.  Only critical start time change requests will be considered. Absolutely no changes will be made to volunteer assignments after September 10.
  • If you wish to change your volunteer status to “Hire a Volunteer” the fee increases to $300/volunteer after assignments have been released. Please understand that by September, all race bibs have been printed, timing software has been uploaded, charity volunteers have been hired, and making individual changes becomes extremely difficult.

September 19, 2021

  • All final changes to team roster must be submitted
    (Database will remain open until September 25 for last minute roster changes, but t-shirts will be packaged for each team according to the roster as of September 19)

September 24, 2021

  • Packet pick-up encouraged the afternoon/evening before at 10 Barrel East. Merchandise available for purchase.

September 25, 2021

  • Bend Beer Chase 2021!

 

Division EARLY (Before April 1) REGULAR (before July 1) LATE (after July 1)
   Team 1-2 $200 $225 $250
   Team 3-4 $400 $450 $500
   Team 5-6 $600 $675 $750

 

Choose your volunteer option:

  1. Supply Your Own Volunteer – provide 1 volunteer who is available any time Saturday to work a 4-6 hour shift out on the course.  Volunteers can be assigned to a morning, afternoon or early evening shift.  We do not take volunteer assignment requests.
  2. Hire-a-Volunteer (HAV) – donate $125 so that we can partner with local charities and community groups who will provide a volunteer on the course for your team. 100% of your funds are donated to these worthy organizations.

Hire-A-Volunteer Donation Fees:

  1. At the time of registration or by July 1st: $125
  2. Postmarked between July 2nd and August 29: $150
  3. Postmarked between August 30 and September 15: $200
  4. Final Hire A Volunteer Price after volunteer shifts have been assigned: $300

2020 Team Captains – Click HERE for instructions on how to apply your 2020 credit to your 2021 registration.

Team Divisions
Open One or more under 40
Masters All 40 or over
Sub-Masters All 30 or over
Corporate At least 4 employees from same company*
Public Service Military/ Law Enforcement/ Firemen^
Brewers At least 4 employees from same brewery**
Solo/ Pair/ Ultra 1/2/3-4 runners
Eco-Challenge No team van! All members ride bikes between exchange points

 

*CORPORATE: At least 4 members must be employed or relatives of employees by the same company. No gender categories in this division.
^PUBLIC SERVICE: At least 4 members or relatives. No gender categories in this division.
**BREWERS: At least 4 employees must be employed or relatives of employees by the same brewery. No gender categories in this division.

 

Don’t have a full team? Looking to join a team? You’ve come to the right place!

Step 1: Fill out this form with your information.

Step 2: Go to this spreadsheet to find teams looking for runners or runners looking for a team. Contact them directly.

Step 3: Once you’ve found your match made in heaven, email info@cascaderelays.com to be removed from the list. Please include “Bend Beer Chase” and the name listed in the spreadsheet in your request email.

Below you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Have a question that you don’t see answered below? Feel free to email us at info@cascaderelays.com.

 

GENERAL REGISTRATION

2020 DEFERRED TEAM REGISTRATION 

COVID-19

The Bend Beer Chase Keg Leg is a 3-mile run/walk with your friends to experience eight breweries in downtown Bend.

All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately. You will receive your bib, participant shirt and taster cup.

 

The official Keg Leg start is from the Finish Line Party at Deschutes Historical Museum. You can check-in and start at any time. All breweries will provide samples and runners will receive a raffle ticket from each brewery they visit.   We will conduct the raffle drawing at the Deschutes Historical Museum once the final teams are through the finish line. The grand prize winner will receive a 2022 Bend Beer Chase registration! 
EARLY
(before April 1)
REGULAR
(before July 1)
LATE
(after July 1)
   Individual Keg Leg  $35 $40 $45

All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg.  Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately.

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